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Subject: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/16/18 at 8:44 pm

My hubby wants a late 70's playlist for his long commutes.  No Disco!  His preferences tend toward a mix of rock-oriented and popular hits.  We agreed to avoid soft ballads to keep him awake in the early morning.  Here's what we came up with so far:

John Stewart - Gold                          Chicago - Take Me Back to Chicago
E.L.O. - Do Ya                                  Heart - Barracuda
Foreigner - Feels Like the First Time      Cars - Let's Go
Dan Fogelberg - The Power of Gold      Billy Joel - My Life
Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good              Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
Steely Dan - Peg                              Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger          Jay Ferguson - Thunder Island
Santana - She's Not There                  Kansas - Point of Know Return
10CC - The Things We Do for Love      Randy Newman - Short People
George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace    Boston - More Than a Feeling
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing            Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner            Tom Petty & Heartbreakers - Listen to Her Heart
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime      Nick Gilder - Hot Child in the City

I need help to add to this playlist.  Suggest (or even better, post) a late 70's ('76 thru '79) song that might fit.  Thanks!  :)



Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 04/16/18 at 8:50 pm

How about "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart? I think it fits comfortably among what you already have. Not to mention it was produced by Alan Parsons, who already features on your list.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/16/18 at 9:21 pm


How about "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart? ...


Yes indeed  :D  Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcIyqjSA0UM

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: gibbo on 04/16/18 at 10:29 pm

I'm suprized that there is no 'Journey' in that list.  I would have had Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son as well. .... and of, course Gerry Rafferty's  Baker Street (or at least Steeler's Wheel's Stuck in the Middle).



Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/16/18 at 11:22 pm


...there is no 'Journey' in that list...



...Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son...



.... and of, course Gerry Rafferty's  Baker Street...


All great suggestions - thanks!  :)  Any particular suggestion for Journey?

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: nally on 04/16/18 at 11:27 pm

I notice you have one song by the Cars on that list.

How about "Just What I Needed" or "Good Times Roll" or "You're All I've Got Tonight", all from their self-titled debut album.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: whistledog on 04/17/18 at 1:11 am

Here is the rock classic Roller by April Wine from 1979 ...

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Here is one from 1978 called Sweet Misery by a group called Teaze.  As far as I am aware, this was not a hit outside of Canada, but it is such a fantastic song, I feel anyone who loves the soft rock/rock sound of the 70s should know about it. 

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: nally on 04/17/18 at 11:37 am


How about some prog-rock mixed in with some blues, Titanic-Macumba (1973)

I think she was asking for LATE 70's stuff...

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 04/17/18 at 2:21 pm


I think she was asking for LATE 70's stuff...


OK I'll go search for something else.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 04/17/18 at 2:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOSHirh0Qzk
Pablo Cruise- A Place In The Sun

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 04/17/18 at 7:56 pm


I'm suprized that there is no 'Journey' in that list.  I would have had Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son as well. .... and of, course Gerry Rafferty's  Baker Street (or at least Steeler's Wheel's Stuck in the Middle).


Stuck In The Middle With You" is from 1973, so it's early 70s. But you are correct, Stealers Wheel was Gerry Rafferty's band before he went solo, and he co-wrote and co-sang "Stuck In the Middle With You".

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: gibbo on 04/17/18 at 11:17 pm


All great suggestions - thanks!  :)  Any particular suggestion for Journey?


Actually, scratch Journey ... All the hits I liked from them were sung by Steve Perry (and in the 80's).  So, I'm guessing he is not an Eagles or Doobies fan (nothing in the list). If it's late 70's ... I guess you'd have to be a Michael MacDonald fan. 'What a Fool Believes' was a great song. I remember hearing it for the first time, in 1979, and was blown away with it.

ELO was huge in the late 70's. Jeff Lynne wrote Sweet Talkin' Woman, Telephone Line, Turn To Stone ,and Mr Blue Sky around that time period.

ACDC also had some good tunes in the late 70's. Highway to Hell and Dirt Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

What about bands like The Police ?

I would always have Kansas - Dust In the Wind (but probably too soft for this list).

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: gibbo on 04/17/18 at 11:24 pm

BTW ... Your original list is a good one.  Certainly takes me back to my late teens...

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/18/18 at 6:04 am


Here is the rock classic Roller by April Wine from 1979 ...



...Here is one from 1978 called Sweet Misery by a group called Teaze...


Both new to me - but nice  :)


Pablo Cruise- A Place In The Sun


Good call on Pablo Cruise!  :)  (Although I hadn't heard this particular one)

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/18/18 at 6:16 am


...How about "Just What I Needed" or "Good Times Roll" or "You're All I've Got Tonight"...


More Cars - good call!


...Eagles or Doobies...


Yes!


ACDC also had some good tunes in the late 70's. Highway to Hell and Dirt Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.


AC/DC would be a good addition indeed!


What about bands like The Police ?


Yes!

Thanks for the great suggestions!  Keep em coming!  :)

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: nally on 04/18/18 at 10:53 am



What about bands like The Police ?

Oh yes, they debuted around that time; "Can't Stand Losing You", "Roxanne", "Message In A Bottle" and "So Lonely" were late 70s hits of theirs.


Speaking of early new-wave hits, "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello also comes to mind.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 04/18/18 at 2:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJMw8cUGjwI
Here's a good one AG, Chicago- Street Player

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/18/18 at 5:51 pm

What? No Hotel California?


Like most, these songs take me back to high school.


Cat

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/19/18 at 6:55 am

In addition to My Life, pretty much anything else from Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and "52nd Street" albums. Also the first few years of Fleetwood Mac with Nicks & Buckingham in addition to "You Make Loving Fun". Rhiannon is from '75, but fits in their stuff from the late '70s. Also, a couple Hall & Oates songs from this era, including "Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl". Others I'd suggest:

Pablo Cruise- What Cha Gonna Do? and Love Will Find A Way
Foreigner- Hot Blooded
Steve Miller Band- Fly Like An Eagle
Player- Baby Come Back
Bob Seger- Hollywood Nights and Old Time Rock and Roll
Queen- You're My Best Friend, Somebody To Love, Spread Your Wings, We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
KISS- Beth and Shout It Out Loud
Paul McCartney & Wings- Silly Love Songs, With A Little Luck, Maybe I'm Amazed, Goodnight Tonight
Stevie Wonder- Isn't She Lovely
Boston- Don't Look Back
Heart- Heartless
Eric Clapton- Lay Down Sally
Exile- Kiss You All Over
The Who- Who Are You
Little River Band- Lonesome Loser
Eddie Money- Baby Hold On
Jackson Browne- Running On Empty
Linda Ronstadt- It's So Easy
Chicago- Baby What A Big Surprise

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: robby76 on 04/19/18 at 8:18 am

My late 70s tunes are all Jacksons, Bee Gees and Andy Gibb... which I'm going to presume is all disco lol.

How about some Kenny Loggins and Doobie Brothers?

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: robby76 on 04/19/18 at 8:23 am

This is my favourite from the Doobie Brothers, but it's from 1974. The guitar work at 2mins is  :o

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 04/19/18 at 2:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS4u3P2nFfg
Little River Band- Reminiscing 

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/19/18 at 4:10 pm




Queen- You're My Best Friend, Somebody To Love, Spread Your Wings, We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions




Queen has had a lot of really great songs but IMO, I think this is a VERY underrated song. Great song but most people have never really heard of it. I put this in my top 5 of Queen songs.

For you young pups who have never heard it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyd6OLyhPJo



Cat

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: loki 13 on 04/19/18 at 6:05 pm


Actually, scratch Journey ... All the hits I liked from them were sung by Steve Perry (and in the 80's). 



I'm not a Journey fan but wasn't Infinity released in 1978? The first Journey album with Steve Perry,
Wheel In The Sky, Feeling That Way, Lights, they were some pretty big hits.

I'll think on it but I doubt I can contribute too much, my play list would be very progressive laden
and absolutely no radio rock.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: gibbo on 04/19/18 at 10:12 pm


I'm not a Journey fan but wasn't Infinity released in 1978? The first Journey album with Steve Perry,
Wheel In The Sky, Feeling That Way, Lights, they were some pretty big hits.

I'll think on it but I doubt I can contribute too much, my play list would be very progressive laden
and absolutely no radio rock.


I just don't recall any big hits from Journey (on Australian radio) in the late 70's. There was a period where I stopped listening to radio for a while though...

Yes, your playlist would be very different ... probably ealrlier 70's with Pink Floyd, Cream and Yes?

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/20/18 at 6:50 am


..."Can't Stand Losing You", "Roxanne", "Message In A Bottle" and "So Lonely" ...



... "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello...



... Chicago- Street Player ...



What? No Hotel California? ...



... How about some Kenny Loggins and Doobie Brothers? ...



...Little River Band- Reminiscing 



Queen has had a lot of really great songs but IMO, I think this is a VERY underrated song. Great song but most people have never really heard of it. I put this in my top 5 of Queen songs. ...



..Journey ...Wheel In The Sky, Feeling That Way, Lights...



... Pink Floyd, Cream and Yes? ...


Lots of awesome suggestions!  Will definitely look at using these!


In addition to My Life, pretty much anything else from Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and "52nd Street" albums. Also the first few years of Fleetwood Mac with Nicks & Buckingham in addition to "You Make Loving Fun". Rhiannon is from '75, but fits in their stuff from the late '70s. Also, a couple Hall & Oates songs from this era, including "Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl". Others I'd suggest:

Pablo Cruise- What Cha Gonna Do? and Love Will Find A Way
Foreigner- Hot Blooded
Steve Miller Band- Fly Like An Eagle
Player- Baby Come Back
Bob Seger- Hollywood Nights and Old Time Rock and Roll
Queen- You're My Best Friend, Somebody To Love, Spread Your Wings, We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
KISS- Beth and Shout It Out Loud
Paul McCartney & Wings- Silly Love Songs, With A Little Luck, Maybe I'm Amazed, Goodnight Tonight
Stevie Wonder- Isn't She Lovely
Boston- Don't Look Back
Heart- Heartless
Eric Clapton- Lay Down Sally
Exile- Kiss You All Over
The Who- Who Are You
Little River Band- Lonesome Loser
Eddie Money- Baby Hold On
Jackson Browne- Running On Empty
Linda Ronstadt- It's So Easy
Chicago- Baby What A Big Surprise


Thanks - so many great suggestions here!

This playlist is definitely on the upswing!  Keep 'em coming  :)


Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 04/20/18 at 7:14 am

How many more songs should be needed for his playlist before we stop searching? ???

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/20/18 at 9:58 pm


How many more songs should be needed for his playlist before we stop searching? ???


Keep 'em coming!  His Motown playlist has 99 songs - it would be great to match that at least  ;D

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: nally on 04/20/18 at 10:54 pm

"Driver's Seat" by Sniff n the Tears, from '79, also comes to mind.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 04/21/18 at 2:16 pm


Keep 'em coming!  His Motown playlist has 99 songs - it would be great to match that at least  ;D


But some Motown is kind of disco-sounding and you said no disco.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/21/18 at 2:56 pm


But some Motown is kind of disco-sounding and you said no disco.


Sure it is - except his playlist is all 60's or very early 70's - no disco.  Unlike me, he's not a disco fan...


"Driver's Seat" by Sniff n the Tears, from '79, also comes to mind.


Good suggestion!

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/21/18 at 6:34 pm

I am trying not to mention songs that were already mentioned.

-Foreigner-Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice
-Pink Floyd-anything from the Wall.
-Patti Smith Group-Because the Night
-Bonnie Tyler- It's A Heartache
-Supertramp-The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Take The Long Way Home.
-Jimmy Buffet-Margeritaville
-Styx-Come Sail Away, Renegade
-Kansas-Dust In The Wind, Carry On My Wayward Son
-Toto-Hold the Line
-John Stewart-Gold
-Charlie Daniels' Band-The Devil Went Down To Georgia



Cat

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: GH1996 on 04/22/18 at 2:01 am

Few personal favourites:

Don't look back - Boston
All of my love - Led Zeppelin
Vienna - Billy Joel
Tonight's the nigh - Rod Stewart
Beast of burden - Rolling Stones
Turn to stone - ELO
Rich girl - Hall & Oates
New kid in town - Eagles
Heroes - David Bowie
Running on empty - Jackson Browne




(Whole rumours & 1975 album by Fleetwood Mac)

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/18 at 12:20 pm

A couple I forgot Songs From The Wood-Jethro Tull. Actually the entire album is underrated in my book. An excellent album.

The entire album of Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell. (Was listening to it this morning.)


Cat

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/23/18 at 11:24 pm


-Foreigner-Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice
-Pink Floyd-anything from the Wall.
-Patti Smith Group-Because the Night
-Bonnie Tyler- It's A Heartache
-Supertramp-The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Take The Long Way Home.
-Jimmy Buffet-Margeritaville
-Styx-Come Sail Away, Renegade
-Kansas-Dust In The Wind, Carry On My Wayward Son
-Toto-Hold the Line
-John Stewart-Gold
-Charlie Daniels' Band-The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Cat



Don't look back - Boston
All of my love - Led Zeppelin
Vienna - Billy Joel
Tonight's the nigh - Rod Stewart
Beast of burden - Rolling Stones
Turn to stone - ELO
Rich girl - Hall & Oates
New kid in town - Eagles
Heroes - David Bowie
Running on empty - Jackson Browne

(Whole rumours & 1975 album by Fleetwood Mac)



Songs From The Wood-Jethro Tull. Actually the entire album is underrated in my book. An excellent album.

The entire album of Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell. (Was listening to it this morning.)

Cat


Fantastic - more to choose from!  Thanks!  :D


Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: nally on 05/01/18 at 11:20 pm

Are you taking any more suggestions?

If so... I mentioned the Cars' self-titled album earlier in this thread, and realized there's one other song on there that tends to receive radio airplay despite not being an actual hit on the charts... "Bye Bye Love." It gets played semiregularly on classic rock stations.

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/02/18 at 6:23 am


Are you taking any more suggestions?

If so... I mentioned the Cars' self-titled album earlier in this thread, and realized there's one other song on there that tends to receive radio airplay despite not being an actual hit on the charts... "Bye Bye Love." It gets played semiregularly on classic rock stations.


Yes, still taking suggestions - gotta post this one!  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnybirLa4xY

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/18 at 7:29 am

Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (1977)

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/18 at 7:42 am

My Sharona - The Knack (1979)

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/18 at 11:22 am

Surrender - Cheap Trick (1978)

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/18 at 11:35 am

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes (1979)

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Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/06/18 at 8:43 pm


Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (1977)



My Sharona - The Knack (1979)



Surrender - Cheap Trick (1978)



Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes (1979)


Thanks - all great suggestions!  :)

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 05/07/18 at 5:03 am

You might as well at this point turn all these suggested songs into one big huge CD compilation,What do you think, AG?

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/07/18 at 8:10 pm


You might as well at this point turn all these suggested songs into one big huge CD compilation,What do you think, AG?


I suppose I could - but I'd rather keep getting suggestions!  :D

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: Howard on 05/08/18 at 6:29 am


I suppose I could - but I'd rather keep getting suggestions!  :D


OK, that's a good idea. :)

Subject: Re: Late 70's Playlist (NO Disco)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/18 at 5:33 pm

Superman-The Kinks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U56vPV2wqs0


Cat

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